A fine German circular inlaid powder flask
Powderflasks and Accessories
A fine German circular inlaid powder flask, third quarter of the 17th Century. The large turned pearwood body of doughnut (donut) form inlaid overall with geometric ornament of staghorn, the roundels each with a tiny brass star surmounted by brass pellets or stars. The nozzle of turned bone, the brass charger lever with steel spring, and two iron suspension loops. The back face is cut to receive a “hunting thaler” presumably if won or awarded. Provenance: From the Arms Collection of the Counts Schenk von Stauffenberg.
Diameter 5½” (14cms) Height including spout 7” (17.5cms)